Thursday, December 29, 2016

I am so not a coffee drinker,  ice tea only for this girl.  but I love coffee stamps.  This is by Jessica Lynn Originals.  I colored the stamped imaged with my Copics and used my colored pencils to shade the owl.  Background stamp is coffee stain by Altnew.  Hearts were die cut with SU heart border die.

Stamp, Paper, Ink:  No Christmas
simon Says: Anything Goes
Mob Squad:  Warm and Toasty

Monday, December 19, 2016

Each year I tell myself I will make my tags for my gifts......and then time passes by  with no tags.  This year I even bought a few tag dies,  LOL  only got three made.  Next year!

Image is from Sandi at Outlawz Challenges.  Colored with copics and spectrum Noir Glitter pens. Tg die is from MFT.  all else from stash.

Simon Says:  Gift It

Sunday, November 20, 2016

I just love this cute image from Di's Digis.  It reminds me so much of the holiday rush to get cards and packages in the mail timely.  

Colored with Copics,  Marvy Snow Marker for my snow, DP and of course spectrum Noir Glitter markers to add the shimmer.  DP is from Amber Labau, Merry and Bright.  Ribbon is from Reasonably Ribbons monthly kit.

Simon Says: Critter Christmas
The Ribbon Girls: Anything Goes with ribbon
CraftyHazel Nuts Christmas Blog: Anything Goes

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Our weather in Chicago has finally settled into Winter.  We went from 68 degrees  to 36 degrees  in less then 8 hours and had our first dusting of snow.

I'm not a fan of winter but I do love the holidays, and with Thanksgiving a week away.....that means that Christmas is right around the corner.  

This is such a sweet Christmas angel from, "Aurora Wings"  its called "Star Angel"   I know of the perfect little girl who will be getting this card.

Come join The Holly Jolly Challenge: add Ribbon/Lace, you still have time to create some beautiful Christmas treasures.

Colored with Copics,  MFT oval and stitched rectangle dies to create top layer of card.  I heat embossed stars from SSS with their  rainbow sparkle embossing powder.  I love the tone on tone look with the iridescent sparkle.  


A Gem of a Challenge: Ribbon/Bling
Alphabet Challenge: S is for stars
Little Red Wagon: Emboss

Sunday, November 6, 2016

I do have a thing for "Charlie Brown Trees"

Digi by QKR Stampede, "The Perfect Tree"

Colored with Copics, embossing with WoW Puff Powder,  black ribbon
and twine from stash, jingle bell from Stampin Up

Alphabet Challenges: R is for recipe (Sentiment, Digi, Embossing)
Jo's Scrapshack: Anythng Goes
Winter Wonderland: add ribbon/lace

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Welcome to the latest challenge  at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  Get your favorite Snow or Snowman image and play along.......

This awesome image is from Dr.Digi, "SnowFun"  

Winter wonderland: Frosty
Always Playing with Paper: Christmas
Jo's ScrapShack: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I so love Mason Jars.....
I saw the candy corn jar on Pnterest  and knew I had another use for my Stampin Up "Jar of Love" stamp set and dies.  I love it when I can take a stamp set and use it all year round....

I used my Pan Pastels to shade the jar like a candy corn.  Then just die cut scraps of black glitter paper for the leaves and bats.   Allflowers were stamped in grey and black.
erfect adult Halloween card!

Simon Says: Halloween
Paper Players: Halloween

Sunday, October 2, 2016

One of my favorite things about Autumn is "Apples"  I love to go apple picking.  In fact Hubby and I just came back from our annual trip to Edwards Apple Orchard.  After picking our favorites, "Honey Crip" and "Golden Delicious"  we left the orchard and headed to the barn and indulged on apple pie and icecream.

My trip today was the inspiration for ths card......Back to School Apple Core from The Stamping Boutique.    Image colored with Copics,  I made it into a shaker thanks to "The Fuse Tool"  sequins are from my ever growing sequin collection.  DP is from MFT, ribbon is from my stash.

Come and Get It Challenges:  Autumn
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Glitter/Spoarkle Chalenges: Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Shop Your Stash; Apple for the Teacher

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves.  
I've had this stamp set from Hero Arts for a while now,  and was motivated by my trees which are starting to turn....


Addicted to Stamps: Leaves
Paper Players: colors
JFF: Photo inspitation
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

Saturday, August 20, 2016

 I am a crafter who is a hoarder of potential crafting items.  I hate to throw paper goods out.

Image is from Stamping Boutique, colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir glitter pens. I recycled the pink cardboard backgrounf from my embellishments package.  the doily is from a restaurant, and the buttin is from an old sweater.
Frame die is from Pretty Posh Pink
I'm not really infacial jewelry but I thought the star under her eye matched her top so well.......

Simon Says: Borders
In the Pink: Sparkle and Pink
Jo's Scrapshack: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goe

Sunday, August 14, 2016

WOW!  time is passing too quick,  I can't believe I haven't  had craft time in over a month. I really miss my de-stress time! Not to mention my to do pile is growing bigger and bigger.  

One of my favorite new stamp sets from Stampin Up, Teddy Bear.  I love the triple stamping,  you can make this bear look so real.  Next I want to try a black bear.

I used the We are Memory Keepers 3-D heart embossing folder, it really pops the background.  Other colors of DP are Dapper Denium by SU.


Simon Says: Lets go Wild
Stampin Royalty: Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: Nature
Aud Sentiments:  Child
Double D CHallenges: Polka Dot Challenge (

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Home remodeling finally complete!  And house almost put back together.  I have missed my craft time so much..... and I can finally now get into my craft room.

After these past few weeks I need some time near the ocean.....

Sky was created with watercolors, I also watercolored the Sea Gull..  Water is Hero arts Wave stamp, used their new Ombre Ink Mermaid, love it!  Stampin Up punches to create the Sea Gull and lifesaver.

Simon Says: Photo inspiration
Crafty Calendar: Punches
'Jo's Scrap shack: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Summer
Little Red Wagon: Summer

Monday, June 13, 2016

 i could not resist Tracy's new image, "PinUp Kisses"  Colored with my Copics, and Spectrum Noir Glitter on her bow!  All layers are raised, so this card has alot of dimension.  Do you hate having white foam or foam tape show under dark colors?  I do, but I found a new product, Cool Tac Foam Clear"  LOVE IT!!!  Adds dimension but you can't see anything but your creation.  And its soft so it compresses for easy mailing then pop backs up.  Cardstock is fro Stampin Up, rest from stash.

Paper Players: color challenge

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I am so excited to share Stef's, aka Glitterbabe,  Engagemet Ring with you.  I cheated and used her precolored image,   anything to save crafting time, right?  I added shimmer with my Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers. 

 I love shaker cards,  and with the Fuse tool, you can make shaker cards so quickly and not have to worry about getting a good seal so nothing sneaks out. sEquins are from Pretty Posh pink, and stamp is from Stampin Up, Banners.  Stamped in Smokey Slate

Remember, you still have time to enter our Wedding/Anniversary Challenge.  Come join us at The stamping Boutique.
Good luck

Crafty Ribbons: Wedding/Anniversary
Gem of a Challenge: Love/Romance
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie: Photo Inspiraton
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Fussy-Fancy: Wedding/Anniversary
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Use a die cut

Monday, May 23, 2016

While I'll admit elephants are not my favorite animal,  I do love watchng them and I love watching them roam free.  They are beautiful creatures.  And the elephant is hitting the stamp world by storm, such cute images everywhere.

This image is by Tracy at The Stamping Boutique,  Colored with my Copics,  I used a glitter pen on the balloons.  DP and dies are from MFT.  Scrabble letters are from Simon Says Stamp.  

Scrabble is my favorite word game.  Come join our puzzle challenge at The Stamping Boutique....anything goes. What is your favorite puzzle game?

Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar: anything Goes

Friday, May 13, 2016

I love black and white and this image was perfect for this!  This image is from Ppinkydollsart, and it is part of The Outlawz Progressive Challenges.

I kept her just as the artist drew her but I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to her wings.  I used MFT Wonky Squares dies all other products are from Stampin Up

Chocolae Coffee Cards: Just us Girls
4 Crafty Chicks: Blac/white
Little Miss Muffet: anything goes

Sunday, May 8, 2016

I fell in love with a new stamp company, "Mint Owl Studio"  Stamps are cute, stencils and sequins outstanding!

This is their Coffee Craze set, I'm not a coffee fan but the set has "Ice Tea" which is my favorite beverage in the world.

I colored the images with my Copics and actually cut them out by hand.  Paper, ribbon and ink used to stencil is Early Espresso from Stampin Up,  my favorite brown! And I used my Fuse tool to make the shaker, so easy!

Simon Says: Stencil It
Ribbon Girls: Anything Goes with ribbon
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Circles/Square
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Mother's Day to my awesome Mom!!!!!

Image is from Stamping Boutique,  I love the white on white with just a splash of yellow. 3D embossing folder from We are Memory Keepers.

Brown Sugar: Mother's Day

Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: anything Goes
Crafty Gals: Mom

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Although I am not a bee fan, I do love bee stamps any anything with a honeycomb effect.  This stamp set is from Reverse Confetti, the die is from Stampin Up.  I was so excited when I found yellow and black M&M's at a store in DeKalb, Illinois. I found the jar at Target years ago on clearance,  now I wish I bought more.

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie: Photo Inspiration
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Things with wings
Aud Sentiments:Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop: Queen Bee

Saturday, April 9, 2016

I don't know about you, but I am SOOOOO ready for Spring!  It may seasonally be Spring, but this bitter cold and snow needs to stop.  I am so ready to start planting flowers and vegis.

I'm breaking all the rules here! This is a sneak pick of Glitterbabe's new releases which will be available at The Stamping Boutique on April 12, stop by pick up some gorgeous images and join our flower challenge!

Colored with my Copics and of course Wink of Stella. DP and doliy from Stampin Up.

Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards; Spring
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes

Saturday, March 19, 2016

This guy is too cute with those glasses!  image is from Outlawz, progressive challenges.  I have to get moving on Easter cards, its only a week away.
Colored with my Prisma Pencils, I heat embossed the glasses with WOW glitter embossing powder. Ribbon and paper is from Stampin Up

Simon Says: Cute and Cuddley
Aud Sentiments: Bingo, embosng, flower, ribbon
Brown Sugar: Spring
Chocolate, Coffee,Cards: Ribbon
Jo's Scrapshack: Spring

Saturday, March 12, 2016

I can't believe Easter is so close. 
This is by far my favorite time of year,  impatiently waiting for the warmer wather and the first signs of spring,  flowers and green grass.

Love this image by The Stamping Boutique.  Sentiment is from Amuse.

Aud Sentiments: Easter
CRAFT: Easter
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
If you give a crafter a cookie: Photio Inspiration (I chose the cicles)
Die Cut Divas; Spring

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Trying to get ahead of the game here.  Created this for Stamping Boutique's upcoming challenge, Spring/Easter but it is so cute I couldn't wait to share.....

Yummy cupcake, jelly beans and of course sugary Peeps,  Easter is right around the corner.

Colored with Copics,  liquid applique for frosting, Tim Holtz Rock candy Glitter for my sugar, and Simon Says dies.   Easter stamp is by Stampin Up.

Simon Says: Touchy/Feely
Ribbon Girls: Easter/Spring
Jo's Scrapshack: Anything Goes
4 Crafty CHicks: Easter?Spring
Aud Sentiments: Easter/Spring

Saturday, February 27, 2016

This is how my brain feels on a daily basis.  LOL, I'm sure most of us feel the same way.  I love this stamp from Dylusions. It is Ugh People, and the sentiments are awesome!

This image is Multitask Girl from the Stamping Boutique,  come join their ribbon/lace challenge!

Simon Says: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamping:Mothers Day
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Special Lady
Aud Sentiments: Cute and sentiment
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 21, 2016

I love shaker cards!

Just got my order from My Favorite Things  in the mail on Saturday,  so much fun. Love this gumball die,  and the shaker gum balls are so cute.

Simon Says Stamp: Shake it Up
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee Cards: Anythng Goes
Jo's Scrapshack: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wanted a vintage valentine for my mom,  used my MINC machine and navy blue foli.  Added Tim Holtz glitter.   I think she will be pleased.

Simon Says:  Have a Heart
Brown Sugar: Valentine/Love
Its My Time to Craft: Love is all around

Friday, January 29, 2016

Come join us this week at the Stamping Boutique for our "Die Cut Challenge"  
I LOVE  ths Memory Box die. I cut  this die from champaign glitter paper , colored image with Copics.  I have never used brown as a monochromatic theme but I do love how this came out.

simon says: anything goes
jo's scrapshack: anything goes (
little miss muffet challenge blog: anything goes
tuesday throwdown: anything goes

Sunday, January 17, 2016

We are in the deep freeze here in Chicagoland!   Minus degrees and windchills up to -25. count down to spring in progress.  In the mean time...craft.

Love Hero Arts Ombre Inks,   I cant wait to get their new colors! Stamp set is from Simon Says.

Simon Says: Monochromatic
My time to craft: Tag it
Little Miss Muffet: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes

Saturday, January 9, 2016

I LOVE Penguins! And this adorable image from The Stamping Boutique was to cute to pass up!

Colored with my copics.  I used my new Marvey Snow Pen to make the card dimesional.  I used my new Simon Says snow edgelite dies and a Memory Box die to add silver snow behind the hill.  DP and sticker is from Dec SS card kit.

Fantastic Tuesday:  Cold out there
Tuesday Throwdown: Winter Wnderland
Simon Says Stamp:  Something New
Di digi Designs: Something New
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Card Mania: Winter Fun